Readytex - Art - Crafts - Suriname: Kenneth Flijders
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Flijders has a recognizable expressiveness in silhouettes and contours, which sometimes results in a mysterious effect in his creations.
These compositions figuratively express a strong simplicity: a human-being or most of the time a piece of Surinamese nature. No details but large recognizable drawing of lines. Flijders makes oil paintings on canvas and sketches with charcoal and red chalk on paper. His subjects are Surinamese people, and nature painted in dark colors. One painting gives the impression of looking out through a wooden door revealing a piece of nature. Sometimes a framework is set up inside the painting with the contours of trees.
Flijders used the nerves of a leaf from a palmtree to reproduce hair on the back of a head on one of the paintings. Pressed behind the paper it is used as a relief for acryl on paper, or when glued on the surface and painted on, it creates a special effect. This shows Flijders’ progressive skill in art on flat surfaces.
His use of many different styles and colors make him one of Suriname's most versatile artists. Although his subjects are often Surinamese people and nature, done in dark colors, international events are also of great interest to him and thus appear in his work from time to time.